This is a seriously good ale and I'm so pleased that I don't judge a beer by its label (the boar looks a bit mean). I was pleasantly surprised that it had none of the bitterness of some strong ales. It pours a lovely dark amber and I was immediately engulfed in a malty aroma and a bubble bath inspired creamy head.
Malty bubbles burst on your tongue and with a strength of 5.1% you expect an unpleasant aftertaste but I was rewarded with more malty goodness. If Maltesers made beer it would taste like this.
I could equally imagine drinking this in a beer garden on a Summer's day or by the fireside on a Winter's evening. It's a beer I plan to stock up on and without hesitation it goes on my favourites list.
The label says to enjoy it with friends and a cow pie. I say drink it all yourself; you'll not want to give this one away!
Brewed by Ringwood Brewery, Hampshire